Updated as of 1/19/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: Mid to Late 1st Round
Very good shooter, especially from deep
Crafty scorer off the dribble
Adequate rebounder for his size
Fairly good defender
May lack an elite first step off the dribble
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
Jared Butler is an agile, skilled point guard that can shoot and score the basketball. He is having a terrific junior season, and he had a dominant, 30-point, 8 assist performance in which he made 7 threes in a win over Kansas on January 18th.
He’s not an explosive athlete, but he gets to where he needs to with the basketball. Butler’s strong offensive skills, combined with his high basketball IQ and solid defensive play could enable him to be a good value pick for a team in the mid first round range of the 2021 draft.
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